Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK) has announced that it will be appointed sole distributor of the Optovue product portfolio in the UK beginning February 4, according to a company news release. HS-UK will be taking over the UK distribution from Watford-based Grafton Optical, Optovue distributors since January 2007.
“On behalf of Optovue, I would like to thank Grafton Optical for its hard work in introducing the Optovue OCT portfolio to the UK and successfully representing and supporting the brand so professionally for 8 years," Bill Shields, vice president, international sales, Optovue, said in the news release. "The move of distributorship is a strategic one, as we feel that our current range of OCT products perfectly complements HS-UK’s existing portfolio of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment.”
HS-UK will officially launch the Optovue iFusion and the new iScan at February’s 100% Optical event in London. The new Angiovue OCTA system and XR Avanti will be showcased during May’s RCO meeting in Liverpool.
“We are extremely proud to be the new UK agents for Optovue," Dean Johnson, HS-UK managing director, said in the news release. "The unprecedented growth of the spectral domain OCT market in recent years, combined with the rapid advancements in OCT technology and image management software makes the Optovue product range an exciting addition to the HS-UK portfolio. Optovue has recognized that HS-UK has the specialist knowledge and technical expertise to further grow Optovue market penetration.”